Finalising Poster

Finalising my poster, I added all the meteor vector graphics in place of where the meteor impacts happened, and depending on how many were in an area depended on how big I made each vector graphic. I also added some purely for aesthetic with a trail behind them to make the poster in whole a little more interesting.

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I am fairly happy with the design, I think I did a good job with the vector graphics , I think the meteors look good and fit well in the design of the whole poster.

Poster Progress

Creating the vector graphics for my poster took a long time as I had quite a task creating the world map as there are lots of bumps and angles that I needed create using only the pen tool.

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As well as the vector graphic for the map I also needed something to represent where the meteors had impacted that also worked as a way to tell the audience that it was a meteor that had impacted. I created a meteor vector graphic to represent this, which I will duplicate and resize depending on the amount of meteor impacts.

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Poster Drafts

I decided on a very simplified version of the design I wanted for the poster, a map of the globe with different amounts of dots depending on how many meteor impacts there were.

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After adding in some of the dots I could see that they would have to be different sizes and colours to represent how big the meter impacts were and how and how many impacts there were in the different countries.

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Communication Design A2 Poster Project

For this project we have to design an A2 poster on a certain subject to visually communicate its idea and a set of data relating to it. The idea needs to be communicated to the audience with very few to no words on it, purely visually. I like this task as it gets us to try to convey a message without using any words and encourages a very design and artistic based assignment. We were given a few subjects to choose from and I chose the subject ‘How many documented meteor impacts have there been?’ as I had a few good ideas that I could do.

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I went to http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php to find the data I needed for the poster and through that found a world map with recorded meteor impacts that I would use to help design my poster.

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Animation Introduction Workshop

Animation Introduction

In this workshop we were taught how to animate using Photoshop. We were given twelve frames of an animation of a man walking and we shown how to put all the different photos into a timeline in order and then play it to make it look like the man was walking.

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To make it a bit more interesting we decided to see if we could make the man spin while he was walking, as if he was doing a dance move spinning on the floor. In the end, there weren’t enough frames for it to work properly so we instead decided to make it seem as if the man was running up a wall and doing a back flip off of it. It was a very helpful and fun workshop to take part in.

General Introduction Workshop

Photoshop Intro

During our first workshop we were introduced to some of the programs that we will be using throughout the course and some of the basics. We looked and Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw and Adobe Bridge. We were given a set of basic pictures and were taught about masking images and other simple things like that. I had previous knowledge of Photoshop from college so I decided to mess around with one of the images and you can see what I did below.

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Processing Basics

In another of the workshops we went over some of the basics in Processing, which gave us a good introduction to coding with Java. During the workshop we were set the task to create a program that creates random circles of different sizes whenever you clicked the mouse.

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I managed to figure out how to do it using floats and the ‘random’ command so I decided to try to make it look a bit more interesting by making the circles random different colours whenever the mouse was clicked aswell, below you can see some screenshots of the code when it was running and how the circles are all in random positions and are random colours and sizes.

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I really enjoyed using processing and it was very satisfying once I figured out how to get the code to work properly and make it do exactly what I wanted it to do whenever I clicked the mouse button.

Task 1 – Alphabet Photography

Examples of Alphabet Photography

The brief suggested that we look at other examples of alphabet photography to help with inspiration for our own photos and so that we could see what kind of things we would need to be taking pictures of.

Alphabet Photography Example

The site that was included on the brief was (http://www.alphabetphotography.co.uk/) which has a range of photos for each letter of the alphabet. I typed in ‘Alphabet’ to see what kind of pictures would come up to help me with inspiration for my own photos.

Our Alphabet Photography

For our first project we were tasked with creating an A – Z alphabet using 26 pictures of ‘naturally occurring shapes’ to create each of the individual letters. As this was our first task we did not need to use certain cameras like DSLRs so instead we went into town with an iPad to take all the different pictures on. We were allowed to work in groups for this task so me and Hallam decided to work together. The brief also stated that it would be good if we had a recurring theme for all of our different letters of the alphabet so we decided to try to stick to a ‘Construction’ theme. Below are the results of this

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I am happy with the outcome of the alphabet as I think we managed to find most of the letters with minimal trouble, with exception to letters such as K, P, Q and R which had a mixture of curves and lines that were fairly difficult to find out on the streets in town. I also think that we managed to stick to the theme of ‘Construction’ well as all of the pictures are construction based.

'Jack'

'Caldon'

Another thing I decided to do was to try to create my name with the letters to see how it looked. I think that it works really well for my name as a lot of the pictures we got for the letters, like the C, D, J, K and O all are quite different colours and shapes so it makes it look unique and quite interesting.

Overall I think that me and Hallam worked very well together and managed to get a lot of different and interesting pictures for our alphabet and managed to stick to our theme well. Furthermore I think that when combined all together to show all 26 letters and when set out to spell my name it looked really good.